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Absolutely amazing. Say what you will about the Aussies but they've been doing something right ever since they joined Asia

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Wow. That is big.  It will cost them a bit to attend, but in terms of testing yourself against top class opposition - priceless. Copa America is brutal, unlike Euro qualifiers, as there are very few "poor quality" teams.

Would they be going if they had to pay their own way? I imagine CONMEBOL will be footing the bill. 

Also, there's only a handful of poor (mainly tiny) European teams, EURO and WC qualifying in Europe can be very brutal. Just ask the Dutch and the Italians, to name a couple of recent examples. And surely Copa America won't be that brutal with the Aussies and an experimental Japanese side in it...

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el grapadura wrote:

Mainland FC wrote:

RR wrote:

Wow. That is big.  It will cost them a bit to attend, but in terms of testing yourself against top class opposition - priceless. Copa America is brutal, unlike Euro qualifiers, as there are very few "poor quality" teams.

Would they be going if they had to pay their own way? I imagine CONMEBOL will be footing the bill. 

Also, there's only a handful of poor (mainly tiny) European teams, EURO and WC qualifying in Europe can be very brutal. Just ask the Dutch and the Italians, to name a couple of recent examples. And surely Copa America won't be that brutal with the Aussies and an experimental Japanese side in it...

in this year's COA, Japan just got a 4-0 spanking from Chile in Sao Paulo.

This year's other invitational team Qatar managed to hold Paraguay to a 2-2 draw.

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Japan did better against Uruguay a 2-2 draw. Suarez & Cavani still up front together.

Qatar lost 1-0 to Colombia yesterday.

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Okay not the Socceroos, but to wrap up the AFC invitational sides at this year's Copa America.

Qatar lose 0-2 to Messi & Co. Agüero with Argentina's 2nd.

Qatar 2 losses & a draw, and are out.

Japan play Ecuador in their final game tomorrow. Need a win to progress to the quarters.

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Japan draw 1-1 with Ecuador, to finish with a loss and 2 draws. 

Miss out on quarters to Paraguay (both 3rd in their pools) on GD. Heavy 4-0 loss to Chile cost them.

Socceroos chance to have a crack next year.

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Caltex Socceroos 23-Player Squad | 2-10 September 2019 | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ & AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ – Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2
Name Club, Country A-International Caps (Goals)
Mustafa AMINI AGF Aarhus, Denmark 6 (0)
Aziz BEHICH Istanbul Başakşehir, Turkey 36 (2)
Brandon BORRELLO SC Freiburg, Germany 1 (0)
Milos DEGENEK Red Star Belgrade, Serbia 26 (1)
Apostolos GIANNOU AEK Larnaca, Cyprus 10 (2)
Craig GOODWIN Al-Wehda, Saudi Arabia 4 (0)
Rhyan GRANT Sydney FC, Australia 8 (0)
Ajdin HRUSTIC FC Groningen, Netherlands 1 (0)
Jackson IRVINE Hull City, England 30 (3)
James JEGGO Austria Wien, Austria 2 (0)
Mitchell LANGERAK (Gk) Nagoya Grampus, Japan 8 (0)
Mathew LECKIE Hertha BSC, Germany 61 (9)
Massimo LUONGO Sheffield Wednesday, England 43 (6)
Awer MABIL FC Midtylland, Denmark 10 (4)
Jamie MACLAREN Melbourne City FC, Australia 13 (1)
Mark MILLIGAN Southend United, England 79 (6)
Aaron MOOY Brighton & Hove Albion, England 39 (5)
Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk) Sydney FC, Australia 1 (0)
Mathew RYAN (Gk) Brighton & Hove Albion, England 55 (0)
Trent SAINSBURY Maccabi Haifa, Israel 46 (3)
Brad SMITH Seattle Sounders FC, United States of America 20 (0)
Harry SOUTTAR Fleetwood Town, England 0 (0)
Adam TAGGART Suwon Bluewings, Korea Republic 8 (3)

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3-0 win in Kuwait

Leckie x2 and Mooy other goal

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3-0 up after 55 mins against mighty Nepal.

https://www.socceroos.com.au/match/australia-v-nepal-wc-qualifiers-10-10-2019/1081768

Australia (4-3-3): Ryan (GK); Behich, Souttar, Wright, Grant; Mooy, Milligan, Irvine; Goodwin, Maclaren, Leckie. 

Subs: Langerak (GK), Degenek, Smith, Jeggo, Patratos, Taggart, Borrello, Giannou, Amini, Hrustic, Mabil. 

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Finished 5-0.

Maclaren with a hat trick.

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Spanked Chinese-Taipei 7-1 in Taiwan

Scorers - Taggart 2, Jackson Irvine 2, new boy Harry Souttar 2 (Scottish with an Aussie born Mum) and Maclaren off the bench with one.

198cm Souttar (with Fleetwood Town in League One) had never been to Australia until last week.

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A 1-0 win over Jordan yesterday in Amman. 

Adam Taggart with the goal.

Only game in this window.

So far 100%, with 12 points from 4 games in 2nd round of AFC WC 2022 qualifying.

Kuwait at home & Nepal away in March 2020 window.

Iran in a possible spot of bother (Iraq & Bahrain ahead of them), only 3rd in their group with 4 games left. Winners of each group, plus best 2nd placed teams go through to 3rd round.

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RR wrote:

That is sad. Cancer.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/10442217/australia-south-korea-pim-verbeek-dies-63-cancer-battle/

Didn't always endear himself to some in Aussie Football.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pim_Verbeek

His poor opinion of the standard of the A-League was well known, describing the performances of locally-based players Archie Thompson and Danny Allsopp against Indonesia as "absolutely hopeless" and openly questioning the decision of Jason Culina to quit PSV Eindhoven and return home to play in Australia.[5] When asked about possible improvements for the quality of football in the A-League, he said "Do you have an hour?" and "I am just being honest."[5]

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Wow he was their head coach not long ago.
He wasn't overly popular from memory but it's always sad when someone passes away so young.

My mother in law passed away at 65 - just as she started getting her pension. It sucks when you've been working for a lifetime and go just before you get to enjoy your retirement!!

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Wow he was their head coach not long ago.
He wasn't overly popular from memory but it's always sad when someone passes away so young.

My mother in law passed away at 65 - just as she started getting her pension. It sucks when you've been working for a lifetime and go just before you get to enjoy your retirement!!

My grandfather on my mum's side was dead a year after retirement. Hugely motivated my uncle (mum's younger brother) to invest hard to be an early retiree. He's then become a bit of a mentor for me to try the same.

Anyway back to Verbeek, yeah he wasn't overly popular in Australian football circles, for dissing the A League constantly ("watching a training session at a top league Euro club, is more valuable than watching an A League game for judging a player") and was also seen as having the Socceroos play in a conservative/'un Australian' way.

Trigger for then having Ange Pot, who thought very differently, picked as next Socceroos coach

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For want of any other place to put this, I see a big game in Japanese football this weekend.

Last round of J1 League.

Ange Postecoglou's Yokohama F Marinos (1st, 67 pts & GD +27) host 2nd placed Tokyo (64 pts & GD +20).

So would take an almighty choke by Marinos to not be crowned champions. On a 6 game winning streak, over a pressurised end to the season.

Think I read somewhere that Marinos compared to some of the other J1 clubs, have a sufficiently lower budget.

Finished 12th in his first season (2018) in charge.

Impressive club coaching record Postecoglou, surely up with the best to ever come out of Aussie.

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